Cozy Riverfront House with Views in Charming Medieval Town - Discounts Available(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Come Experience Burgundy! Immerse yourself in the warmth and charm of this beautiful region of France. Our vacation rental is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom house/cottage in the beautiful Medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois, just an hour's train ride from Paris. The house is perfect for a small family or two couples traveling together. It has been recently renovated in a French country style, has spectacular views of the town ramparts, and is located on the north bank of the river Armancon, which winds its way through Semur.
Semur-en-Auxois is simultaneously a modern, thriving community and a friendly, welcoming town steeped in history and culture. The house is located just a few minutes' walk from the center of town, yet its location is also private and tranquil.
Our rental house in Semur is the perfect retreat. Use it as a home base for exploration of the surrounding vineyards, countryside, and historical sights, or just curl up in the salon with a glass of wine and read a book to the sound of the birds and ducks.
We have detailed information and many, many more pictures available at our website (including a virtual tour) -- the link is provided below. Please visit us, and when you make an inquiry, mention that you found us through VRBO. Thank you!
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Member since: 2005
- 1350 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
Children are welcome and will find the riverfront with the local duck population enticing. We do however caution that young kids not be unchaperoned while along the river and the various gardens as there are low walls and fencing and the river banks are natural so are potential safety risks if children are unattended....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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- Iron & Board
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Low Season (not Holidays)
Sep 16 - May 14, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Rates are nightly, with 10% discount for stays of 4-6 nights, 15% discount for stays of 7-13 nights, and 20% discount for stays of 14 nights or more. We offer deeper discounts for longer off-season stays; contact us for details.
Prices quoted are inclusive of all taxes and cleaning charges. Note: ALL RATES ARE IN EUROS.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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On Sunday mornings, the Semur pedestrian area becomes a farmer's market selling local produce, meats and cheeses. The rest of the week, it is a quaint cobblestoned street lined with restaurants, brasseries and shops. Definitely a must-see in town. The entrance is from the cathedral square on one side, and from the tourist bureau on the other. When you stroll down the street, don't miss the outdoor dining at La Goulue (you can order chocolate fondue!), the gourmet hamburger shop next door (tell the kids it's for them and then try the Epoisses burger for yourself), or Les Semurettes (try chocolates made by the advisor to the film Chocolat -- beware, they're addictive)....MoreCollapse
Two of our favorite restaurants in town, Au Douze and Entr'Acte, are just down the road from the cathedral. Entr'Acte is a casual, bustling restaurant with great pizza and even better steak frites with Epoisses (cheese) sauce. Au Douze is more formal, a mix of new and traditional elegant cuisine, great for date night....MoreCollapse
There are photo-worthy views all over Semur, including from our house, but this spot has one of the best panoramic views of the whole town. Photography enthusiasts can't go to Semur without stopping here at dusk to try and capture a shot at the magic hour with the ramparts and cathedral lit up....MoreCollapse
There are many walking paths in and around Semur -- including one that takes you to a Roman bath -- but one of our favorites is an after-dinner walk along the river. Staying on our side of the river is a shorter walk because the road dead-ends, or you can cross the Pont des Minimes and walk the whole loop on the other side....MoreCollapse
Fish from your backyard! Also visit the Roman Ruins at Alesia, Preserved Abbey at Fontenay, site of the filming of 'Chocolat' in Flavigny, the breathtaking convent and church in Vezelay, vineyards as close as 5 km from the house, and of course the church, shops, and museums in Semur itself!
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Jerry and Kathy are natives of San Diego who love to travel. Kathy loves it so much that she was a flight attendant for 33 years! In all their travels, they have never found a place with more warmth and old-world charm than the little town of Semur-en-Auxois in Burgundy. The locals have welcomed them, as they do all their guests, to Semur. Kathy and Jerry (and their son Tim and their daughter, Brooke, who manages the rental) will be thrilled to welcome you to their house.
Why the Owner Chose Semur-en-Auxois, France:
Kathy and Jerry's journey toward their vacation rental can be summed up in one word: serendipity. They happened to find Semur and fell in love with it immediately; they happened to come across a real estate agent who happened to have a spectacular riverfront house available, and the owners happened to be home and were willing to give them a tour. Everyone they met was so helpful and kind, and the house was so special, that Kath & Jer knew they had to make a permanent place there for themselves. Soon afterward, they also realized that Semur is such a hidden treasure that they had to share it with others.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is something magic in the air here. Maybe it's the background soundtrack provided by the birds and the ducks; maybe it's the hourly soft chime of the cathedral or the reflection of the rampart towers in the river; maybe it's the warm, flower-fragrant spring and summer air breezing through the open balcony doors; maybe it's simply the warmth and welcoming nature of the people of Semur. There's something about this house and this place that relaxes the muscles and gently twists the corners of the mouth upward. It's easy to find yourself smiling and sighing happily even though all you've done is sit down in the unique and sunny Salon. And that's just while you're actually at the house. Semur is in the happy position of being right in the middle of Burgundy wine country: it's almost exactly equidistant from the wine-producing regions of Chablis and Beaune. As for the food, welcome to the heart of gastronomic France, where you can enjoy superb food at a tiny auberge for a few Euros, or a meal of ambrosia at a three-star Michelin restaurant. Add to that historical sites ranging from Roman ruins to chateaux, and Semur is an ideal vacation spot for almost any kind of vacation.
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View of your house from across the River Armançon .
The main Salon with wrap-around windows overlooking the river.
Enjoy the wood burning fireplace in the kitchen as you begin your day.
Relax in the upper en-suite bedroom with window overlooking the river.
The private patio outside lower en-suite.
Relax on the patio outside lower en-suite looking upriver...
Explore the centre-ville of the cafes in this medieval village of Semur.
Experience the special world of history merged with present-day in backlit stone
Neighboring villages awaiting your exploration.
The view of the house from Pont Minimes that greets you as you arrive.
Be greeted with this view as you arrive in the Kitchen each morning.
Settle into a southing bath in the main bathroom off the entry & main Salon.
The upgraded upper en-suite bathroom.
Experience the privacy of the lower en-suite bedroom (can also be a king bed)
...or savor the view of the rampart walls outside the lower en-suite.
Central in Semur is the Notre Dame cathedral.
The local boulangerie for your morning croissant & baguette.
Neighboring villages awaiting your exploration.
Semur-en-Auxois in early evening with the rampart walls lit up each night.
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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